Mad Men: Draper’s ’65 Caddy For Sale
Don Draper’s story may have come to an end, but you can pick up where he left off by buying his 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Now that it’s no longer needed on set, the Caddy is up for auction at Screenbid, with a high bid of $26,250 — a price that’s sure to increase many times over before the auction ends on August 7th.
Draper’s daily driver looks to be in excellent condition. The silver paint looks great, the body panels are straight and the red interior appears to be clean, though you might want to get it steam cleaned, considering the number of Lucky Strikes the car inhaled.
The Coupe DeVille was basically a character of its own for the last few seasons of Mad Men. Draper, played outstandingly by Jon Hamm, reluctantly purchased the car at the beginning of season five and used until the end of the seventh and final season.
But why stop with just car? You can embrace the complete Draper lifestyle by also bidding on and winning Don’s playing cards, night robe and slippers, black lace dress shoes, silver and glass set and Ray Ban sunglasses. Just maybe do so without the chain smoking, heavy drinking, womanizing and erratic behavior. Nah...what fun would that be?
Continue reading for the full story.
Why it matters
Coupe DeVilles of this vintage are currently selling for between $20,000 and $30,000, but we’ll have to see how much the car’s television history adds to its value. The listing is scant on details, but its safe to assume this example still has its original 340-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 under its football-field-sized hood.